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July 24, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Helmet-free in Seattle?

Keep your head safe Cyclists store their bikes on the ferry in February. [Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.] Danny Westneat, I enjoy reading your articles, but I thought that your one about bike helmets today is a bit off the mark. [“Helmet-free Paris lights the way,” NW Wednesday, July 17.] I have lived in Amsterdam and Southeast…

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July 11, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Bicycle safety in Seattle

Licenses for bikers is the answer I’d like to respond to the letter from Douglas Brusig, who wondered if merely slapping a license on his bike would suddenly make drivers more careful around cyclists. [“Northwest Voices: Bikes and pedestrians,” Opinion, July 2.] No, Mr. Brusig, it’s not the application of the license that matters. It’s paying…

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July 4, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Licensing for bicyclists

Bikers should help pay for public service Bikers use the new “cycle track” on Linden Avenue North from North 130th Street, a bike path that separates bikers from parked cars and the sidewalk, making for a safer ride. [Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times.] I continue to be flabbergasted at the number of letters from bicyclists who denounce…

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June 28, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Biking in Seattle

Bicyclists need to be licensed Bikers use the new “cycle track” on Linden Avenue North from North 130th Street, a bike path that separates bikers from parked cars and the sidewalk, making for a safer ride. [Mike Siegel, The Seattle Times.] I commuted to work via bus and foot for seven years. Seattle is a great walking…

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June 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Bike expert compares Seattle streets to Manhattan

Seattle can do better A cyclist descends the hill at Gas Works Park as dark rainy skies blanket Seattle. [Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times.] As someone who commutes to work by bike every day along Dexter Avenue North and Second Avenue in Seattle, I can attest to the fact that riding the signed, left-side bike lane on…

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June 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Bike expert compares Seattle streets to Manhattan

Cyclists should pay nominal license fee John Pucher, famed Rutgers professor and scholar of bike safety and bikeable cities, rides down Dexter Ave. N. with Robin Randels of Seattle during a recent visit to Seattle. [Ellen M. Banner, The Seattle Times.] So, Seattle streets are not safe for cyclists. [“Worse than Manhattan?” page one, June 26.] This,…

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